When it comes to D-list political punditry, hell is other peoples’ predictions.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m someone else’s “other people”. And my predictions have been…well, generally good. I called the 2004 Prez and 2006 Governor’s races pretty much to the point. I nailed the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 8th CDs almost to the vote. Yeah, I blew the 2006 Senate race by about ten, and there’ve been a few clinkers. I also predicted Norm Coleman and Tom Emmer in squeakers over Senator Smalley and Governor Fauntelroy – and if you left out fraudulent and multiple votes, I think I may still have been right.
Still, as much as I love doing predictions, there’s an intense Schadenfreud when other peoples’ predictions – especially journalistic A-listers – come a cropper.